By MOGAU MATLOGA
The kitchen: TheMzukisi May Community Kitchen, Extension 6; secondary location in the eNkanini informal settlement.
The chefs: Linda and Mzukisi May
The Mzukisi May Community Kitchen started when the founders noticed more people coming to them asking for help.
The Mays started the kitchen using their pensions, which burnt a hole in their pockets. But, donations have been a great help.
They need more recurring and stable donations due to the large numbers of people they support.
“Here it was 140 children, 105 adults,” Linda says, looking through their records of the people they have served. They have served up to 300 people on some days.
They try to open the kitchen twice a week, but this is not always possible. Regular donations have run dry, making it more difficult to feed people.
They have innovatively found a way to feed people without donations or money. Mzukisi is very proud of their sizeable veggie garden that stocks the kitchen. The Mays also teach other people in the community to grow food to feed their own families even without income.
How you can help:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook: Mzukisi May Community Kitchen
- Cell: 081 705 0050